‘Angry Birds Trilogy’ to be a disc release

The unstoppable ‘mainstream’ hype-train that is Angry Birds will be arriving on PS3, along with PS Move support, later this year.

Angry Birds Trilogy, shockingly, will be a full retail release, rather than a PSN download. That’s right; Rovio are planning to sell a trio of minuscule games on an entire Blu-Ray disc. But who could they find to publish such an idea? Activision, of course.

The package will bundle together the original title along with two spin-offs; ‘Seasons’ and movie tie-in ‘Rio’. Speaking to IGN, Petri Järvilehto (VP of Games at Rovio) had this to say on the announcement:

“You can think of the game as the ultimate collector’s edition. There are new cinematics, extras and other entertaining content. In addition all of the existing material has been uprezzed and re-treated for the high-resolution and big screen.

The backgrounds have been animated, we’ve added lighting modes, reactive backgrounds, the list goes on and on. We believe that there are a lot of people on the consoles who appreciate a great casual game play experience. This is a game that resonates across a wide audience on many platforms.

There have been so many fans asking to be able to play the game on their home console with their friends and family, and so far we haven’t been able to offer anything to them. Now we’re finally able to have a great high quality experience on those platforms.”

There’s no doubt that Angry Birds is a great mobile game and a wonderful success story, but swaying console gamers into paying for a full disc version will be too great a challenge, in my opinion. With the likes of Plants vs Zombies, it has been proven that casual iOS titles can make it on the PSN if they’re of high enough quality. Rovio probably should have followed that method and stuck to the digital platform.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Squawka.com Sub-Editor.

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